Admin Staff Spotlight with Ramika Toms

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Now more than ever, our administrative staff play a crucial role in the success of our organization. The responsibilities of admins have changed with the landscape of the economy…

COVID-19 drives cancellation of 2021 Point in Time Street Count

As the region continues to respond to the emergency of COVID-19, and particularly planning and providing ongoing support for people experiencing homelessness, Seattle-King County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) will be taking a different approach to the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count for 2021.   Gathering large numbers of volunteers during a pandemic, typically over…

Recognizing resiliency and supporting success

This blog was originally posted on the Best Starts for Kids Blog. Every child, young adult, and family experiences hardships throughout their life, whether they are born into them or contend with new issues as they grow up. Our ability to navigate challenging moments and keep moving in the face of adversity is rooted in…

Funding opportunity: Connect2 Community Network Catalyst Fund

Individuals and families often face challenges when searching for and accessing the care that they need to be healthy. Little coordination between medical, behavioral health and social service organizations can lead to individuals and families having to navigate multiple fragmented systems to find the services they need. Building a Community Information Exchange HealthierHere, funded through…

Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program application deadline announced: Dec. 4, 2020

The King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program will close all tenant and landlord interest forms to new entries on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. The application deadline is being put in place in order to allow time to process tenants and properties ahead of the December 30, 2020…

Kent Isolation and Quarantine Facility to re-open as local case counts increase

With COVID-19 case counts rising throughout the region, King County is preparing to re-open the Kent Isolation and Quarantine Facility located on Central Avenue in Kent on Nov. 30.  The Kent facility has been temporarily deactivated since earlier this summer. The I/Q facilities currently open in Issaquah and Aurora (Seattle) are still accepting admissions, but…